Cell Phone + Basic Training

Discussion in 'Warfare / Military' started by ArmySoldier, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. ArmySoldier

    ArmySoldier Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Messages:
    28,780
    Likes Received:
    9,599
    Trophy Points:
    113
    The one thing I really hated in OSUT was a few times a week they DS would throw all of our crap that was in our lockers into one big pile in the middle of the bay and we had 5 minutes to put everything back to where it was. It wasn't how annoying it was that made it suck, it was the fact that the stuff in our locker was the ONLY stuff we had that was actually ours...so when it got messed with...we got heated lol
     
  2. APACHERAT

    APACHERAT Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2013
    Messages:
    34,561
    Likes Received:
    13,271
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    You didn't have locks on your foot lockers ?

    Jesus H Christ !!!, if there's nothing more than I hate is an unlocked foot locker.

     
    Mushroom likes this.
  3. ArmySoldier

    ArmySoldier Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Messages:
    28,780
    Likes Received:
    9,599
    Trophy Points:
    113
    We had mandatory inspections where during PT we had to have our locks off and resting on our pillows while they checked our lockers for contraband
     
  4. APACHERAT

    APACHERAT Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2013
    Messages:
    34,561
    Likes Received:
    13,271
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male

    Sounds like an army thing, locks on a pillow.
     
  5. ArmySoldier

    ArmySoldier Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Messages:
    28,780
    Likes Received:
    9,599
    Trophy Points:
    113
    They couldn't find something as gay as the navy ;)
     
  6. APACHERAT

    APACHERAT Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2013
    Messages:
    34,561
    Likes Received:
    13,271
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Never tell gay jokes in the Gator Navy.
     
    ArmySoldier likes this.
  7. APACHERAT

    APACHERAT Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2013
    Messages:
    34,561
    Likes Received:
    13,271
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    \
    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
    AZBob likes this.
  8. ArmySoldier

    ArmySoldier Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Messages:
    28,780
    Likes Received:
    9,599
    Trophy Points:
    113
    The first 6 or so weeks of OSUT looked like the bottom image. Our beds easily came apart so the DS would intentionally throw everything in the middle of the bay.

    Fun times
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2018
    APACHERAT likes this.
  9. Richard The Last

    Richard The Last Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2017
    Messages:
    3,052
    Likes Received:
    793
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    When were you in B-1-3? I was in B-1-2 January to April 1981.
     
  10. LogNDog

    LogNDog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    1,852
    Likes Received:
    1,388
    Trophy Points:
    113
    November 73 to May 74.
     
    Richard The Last likes this.
  11. Mushroom

    Mushroom Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    9,217
    Likes Received:
    610
    Trophy Points:
    113
    One thing that always strikes me is how our entry training differed from branch to branch. And because the Corps runs 2 bases only for boot camp, there is no such thing as OSUT (One Station Unit Training).

    We all went to either Paris Island or San Diego, for 12-14 weeks of hell. Limited outside contact, everything from lights on to lights off strictly organized. And when you graduate from that you get 2 weeks leave, and report to your advanced training location. But as a Marine.

    No more Drill Instructors, and the instructors pretty much treat you like a Marine. I graduated in November 1983 at San Diego, and 2 weeks later reported in at Camp Pendleton for Infantry School. Other than not being allowed to have a car, it was not much different in most cases than future duty stations. Train from 0530 to around 1700 on average, then the rest of your time is on your own. Go to the E-Club, catch a bus or taxi and watch a movie or go to a strip club, do whatever you want. So long as you are there for PT in the morning it was fine.

    And as long as you did not have Fire Watch, your weekends were all yours. Most of those in Infantry School take advantage of that to see the sites in California. Disneyland on weekends is often full of them, as is Hollywood and other area tourist traps. Catch the bus to Downtown Oceanslime and then the train anywhere you want to go.

    That is what struck me as strange when I joined the Army. They still treat the kids in their AIT like recruits. Drill Sergeants, curfews, largely restricted to base at very limited times, it was so different from what I experienced.
     
    APACHERAT likes this.
  12. AZBob

    AZBob Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2019
    Messages:
    1,895
    Likes Received:
    1,283
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I think stress cards are a myth.
     
  13. Nightmare515

    Nightmare515 Ragin' Cajun Staff Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    8,362
    Likes Received:
    1,359
    Trophy Points:
    113
    From all of the information I've gathered about the subject I believe they are a myth.
     
  14. AZBob

    AZBob Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2019
    Messages:
    1,895
    Likes Received:
    1,283
    Trophy Points:
    113
    And, god forbid if you left you locker unlocked.
     
    ArmySoldier likes this.
  15. ArmySoldier

    ArmySoldier Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Messages:
    28,780
    Likes Received:
    9,599
    Trophy Points:
    113
    That was a DS favorite thing to find. An unlocked locker.
     

Share This Page